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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Michael McCaul
U.S. Representative R-TX Chairman, Homeland Security Committee
KNTV 08/11/2013
McCaul: I'm in a unique position to talk about this. I actually applied for FISA warrant as a counterterrorism prosecutor, and i think the idea of having a public defender -- you know, really, it is a search warrant to the FISA court, which you wouldn't have in a normal criminal case, would slow down the efficacy and efficiency of our counterterrorism investigation. So i don't think that's the right way to go. I will tell you again, when i was doing this, we would run the numbers through the private phone carriers. We never really imagined that all this data
Michael McCaul
U.S. Representative R-TX Chairman, Homeland Security Committee
KNTV 08/11/2013
McCaul continued: would be warehoused under the NSA. And i think that's what's giving the American people a lot of pause right now. And i think that's what needs to be explained to the American people. And Congress will be reviewing this issue in section 215 of the Patriot Act to see if this has expanded beyond the original intent of the law.
Catherine Herridge
Chief Intelligence Correspondent for FOX News Channel
FOXNEWSW 09/24/2015
Herridge: There are high-level deliberations by the Obama administration and the intelligence community over how to respond to the OPM breach, given all the evidence points to a Chinese entity, likely backed or trained by the Chinese military, and as you mentioned this week's meeting with the Chinese president is a chance to make clear these breaches will not be tolerated. McCaul: I think the reason why you have these discussions with world leaders is to also call to their attention problems we have, and this is on a security level a huge breach that has had no response and no consequence, and I would implore the President to raise these issues when he meets with him. Herridge: The current and former intelligence officials argue when you take the OPM data, the fingerprint data and health care records you have everything you need to create a composite government worker that you can impersonate. There's really nothing left to get in terms of the data. So that's why some kind of retaliation may not be that meaningful at this point.
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